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Some know him as Pastor Kent Dudley, some as an Elvis impersonator, but as of Aug. 8, he can add recording artist. Dudley wrote and produced his own CD, "If It Wasn't For The Blood," which caught the eye of Tate Music Group. Tate offered him a national recording contract. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Bemidji's Kent Dudley signed by major record company

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On Aug. 8, Kent Dudley went to his house to find a national recording contract waiting for him from Tate Music Group.

"They said they were impressed," said Dudley, who has been playing music the majority of his life.


A pastor for Faith Bible Chapel in Clearwater County and a 16-year as chaplain of Havenwood Care Center, Kent Dudley has found solace and inspiration in his music. This year, he has signed with Tate Records to create his first CD, "If It Wasn't for the Blood."

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